When I look back on the days of when I first started wearing make-up and I didn’t really know what I was doing, I often wonder how I ever wore eyeshshadow without a primer. For me, it is an absolute essential now in my make-up routine and seeing as I wear eyeshadow pretty much every day, you could say it’s a pretty important staple in my make-up collection. For this reason, I like to have a selection of primers that I can use, that I know will do the job.
One of my favourite primers to use are the MAC Paint Pots. If you don’t yet have one of these then head out to your local MAC counter right this second and get yourself one. Back when everyone first started making Youtube videos and beauty blogging was all the rage, whatever Marlena from Make-Up Geek said was good, I took her word as gospel. And so the first Paint Pot I bought was Painterly, based on her recommendation. That was a good 3 years ago and after using it almost every day, I am still nowhere near running out. At the moment, they are retailing at about £15.00 which I think is very reasonable to say that you get so much product in these little pots. The other colours I have include Rubenesque, Constructivist, Soft Ochre and Blackground. I’d like to try some of the other colours such as Indian Wood and Groundwork as I think they would really complement a lot of the eyeshadows I wear and the great thing is that they can be worn on their own.
A cheaper alternative to the MAC Paint Pots are the Colour Tattoos from Maybelline. I really like these as they offer a bigger, more versatile colour range to the Paint Pots so if I’m wearing colours that are a little brighter then I will always reach for these. As far as I know, there is only one matte option which I like but I’d love to see a skin tone colour or a black. I believe Maybelline are bringing out a more neutral range which may be available in the states now but I don’t know whether or not they will make it to the UK which would be sooo annoying if they didn’t. My favourite colour out of the ones I have is On and On Bronze. I love wearing this with Smog from Urban Decay over the top as it makes the colour pop so much more.
Which primers have you been loving?
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